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to be a permanent stain on the obama administration and the whole idea of government as efficient and effective. >> funny that didn't half after the prescription part d had problems and nobody has given up, i believe, twitter had problems. i believe the rollout of the iphone, apple had problems. people -- excuse me, people who are going on this website with most of them would crawl over broken glass in order to get health coverage. and when they are not sitting home waiting for the cable guy to come, you know, people put up with inconvenience in a lot of areas and it's going to get better. >> did anybody buy insurance through the exchanges? >> me? >> 700,000 people have completed it. >> how many millions who weren't able to get through. >> the very trouble things here, john, is that the exchange is the heart of this program. the heart is not working in the first few weeks scares everybody involved. you can use the phone. it's high-tech. but a phone bank -- >> here's the data. delaware had one enrollee. alaska 7. wisconsin had 50. oregon none. south carolina 23. the white house had expect
for them as well as a civil penalty. >>> this week the obama administration will face more pressure to reveal how many people signed up online for health care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of a new web site. the site -- the application, enrollment system went down. the secretary of health and human services kathleen is a deal use will appear on wednesday. >>> a spanish newspaper saying the u.s. spied on more than 60 million phone calls in spain in one month alone. suzanne mcguinness has the latest on the first round of headaches, also the strained relations between the u.s. and its allies. >> a european union delegation in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids, members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think repair work to do. think have hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper, which says the nsa listened in on german chan
has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping ex
to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the war room notes.
of the silicon leadership groufrp we're happy you joined us for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few q
one of the first obama administration officials to be questioned directly by congress in this debacle that has been the obama care website rollout. have a listen to how it went. >> despite our democrats opposition to part d ten years ago, we committed to making the best of the program. and because of all the changes that have occurred in part d prescription program, 90% of seniors right now the are satisfied. and why are they satisfied? well, are in my district, before that was vote, i made seniors know that i was going to vote no and opposed and i told them two reasons. the gap, the doughnut hole when you're paying for premiums you're not getting any benefits. that was horrendous and number two, no one was an outside source was not sitting down and being the third party to the negotiate the prices of prescription drugs. so it lost. we lost the policy fight. and what did we do? we went back to our districts and we told our seniors although we voted no, we're -- we personally believe and we'll work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and ho
in the obama care program. bertha coombs joins us with details. bertha? >> so the obama administration has given itself 26 days to get the federal website fixed and running smoothly. and in the meantime, they say they are now going to be taking healthcare.gov down between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. it started over the weekend. they'll be doing it now on a daily basis. while it will be another week before we get official enrollment data from the obama administration, some interesting indicators from a commonwealth fund survey. fewer than 1 in 5 merndz who could be eligible under obama care said they visited healthcare.gov. while 60% of those polled know about the online marketplaces, only slightly more than half are actually aware of the availability of subsidies. of those who visited the exchanges, 21% said they had actually enrolled. among early shoppers 1 in 5 is younger than 30. while more than half are between 30 and 49. 73% describe themselves as being in good or excellent health. while 1 in 4 say they're in fair to poor health. now, tomorrow marilyn tavenner will be back o
that the spying on chancellor merkel and other world leaders stopped after the obama administration launched an investigation. "the wall street journal" quoted a senior u.s. official as saying the nsa made the surveillance decisions. the newspaper says the official account of what happened suggests president obama went nearly five years without knowing about the spying on world leaders. it reports obama was briefed on broader intelligence collection priorities, but didn't make decisions on specific targets. and it says the president only learned of the spying after his administration launched internal and external probes of national security agency operations a few months ago. the decision followed revelations by former nsa contractor, edward snowden, who said agents had been secretly gathering the phone and internet data of private citizens. u.s. officials tell "the wall street journal" that american agents have suspended spying on merkel and other world loaders, but they say the agency is still monitoring other leaders because some of the programs are producing useful intelligence. >>> smo
coverage. >> the problem with obama care and where we are at now is the obama administration has decided to implement this in a really rigid way. >> reporter: white house officials insist they have always said insurance policies could change to offer more benefits and to emphasize the affordability. tonight the administration says nearly half of all uninsured single young adults could get health coverage for $50 a month or less. >> peter alexander at the white house for us. peter, thanks. >>> overseas, a dramatic day and a symbolic place. tiananmen square in beijing. at least five are dead and 38 injured after a fiery car crash. whether it was an accident or something else is in question. whatever it was, authorities did not want our cameras rolling on it as we hear tonight from nbc's ian williams who was there. >> reporter: it happened in the most sensitive place in china, beijing's tiananmen square. the burning car came to a stop right under the iconic portrait of mao zedong. it plowed through a barricade and into a crowd of tourists. we arrived soon after. the police locked down the a
as we know with the obama administration they communicate mainly with leaks to the press. the latest one is to the wall street journal which said that president obama discovered the world leaders being surveyed after an internal review discovered that in the summertime. president obama then asked for the surveillance of angela merkel's phone to be cease. not so with various world leaders if there are other world leaders watching right now you are not out of the woods yet. this is a push back from germany media that president obama was briefed about the surveillance in 2010. not only did the president say that surveillance should continue, he ordered that intelligence come from out of that surveillance come directly to the white house and out of the national security agency. we expect the press briefing from the white house, the official line to come in the coming hours. >> and there is an european delegation come together white house today. what do they hope to accomplish? >> reporter: we should bear in mind that this delegation has long been organized. the european parliament has an inq
to the wall street journey, this is the main way the obama administration communicates with us to the press and to the world despite their crackdown on whistle blowers. the fact that president obama knew nothing and it was a review that took place in the white house that 35 world leaders were being surveyed, including angela merkel. as soon as he saw that he stopped the surveillance on angela merkel. if you're not a world leader you're not out of the woods, apparently. but in reports in the german media as early as 2010 the director of national security recreation told mr. obama personally that ms. merkel's phone was being tapped. president obama not only allowed that to continue, but any intelligence from that surveillance went directly to the white house, and didn't even go through the nsa. certainly there is push back from the white house. owofficials from the obama administration saying there is nothing on the records there. and fundamental questions are being raised about president obama's knowledge of all this, and if he doesn't know, why doesn't he know about this. >> it seems a face
the details but says it is not responsible, the u.s. is >> the obama administration has never commend on the strike that targeted the rehmans. and the cia never publicly acknowledged the drone program, that's something the democratic members of congress want changed. >> we neat greater transparency and disclosure. we haven't had a full and open debate in the united states congress. >> conagreesman alan greyson, who respond sored the congressional briefing said there were moral questions as to whether a president should have the power to target someone by a u.s. drone. >> i'm uncomfortable with the idea that the president makes the decisions unilaterally. >> of 535 members of the u.s. congre congress, only 35 showed up to the hearing. it's the first time there has been testimony before the congress. it's hoped it will lead to a process that could lead to changes in u.s. drone policy. >> rafiq ur rehman is optimistic. >> translation: with the grace of god i hope it does. if they have good intention, i put trust in them that the drones will come to an end. >> as a school teacher and fat
that the united states and the obama administration are not reliable allies, not friends. >> is there anger within the french government, as we heard madeleine albright said, "they spied on me. >> there's siniccism and embarrassment in the french government which does not have credibility with the electorate in france. the socialist government is way down in the polls. the notion that the french government has no control over its destiny. it can't protect itself against american spying. >> do they have a reason to be outraged, frankly? >> i think so. i think you have to put the nsa spying scandal in the context of everything that's been happening in the war on terror. this is one of a series of things where you have seen parting of ways between europe and the united states. the drone issue is another, just last week in the u.n. ga - sorry, the u.n. general assembly. there was a debate about drones. many european countries joined with third world countries to express concern. there's a sense that maybe the americans have gone too far in a quest for security. that is part of the equation here. >> wh
. if you haven't heard yet, this is news out there from nbc. nbc is reporting that the obama administration knew millions of people could not keep their health insurance. four sources who were deeply involved in the affordable care act tell nbc news that 50% to 75% of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a cancellation letter or equivalent over the next year. that's because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. one number predicts the number could reach as high at 18% for those new people. many will experience the sticker shock. the white house is pushing back on this report. a white house press equity is tweeting that the nbc scoop, in parentheses sites normal turnover in the individual insurance market that's a, new new, b, not caused by the aca, and c, the problem aca will solve. lisa myers broke this story and will join us at 7:00 eastern with more. >> that is misleading, the response to it. because they were going to grandfather initially people that were in certain plans and then the rules w
a member of the barack obama administration apologised for the repeated problems with the website. mike viqueira has that story. >> at first they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. four weeks into launch the website offered this. >> to the million of americans choosing to use healthcare.gov. i want to apologise that the website didn't work as well as it should have. >> it didn't do enough for the republicans. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, but the law. i've heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing premiums rise, policies cancelled - many, again, are losing their plans. >> after the failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government - split the party in two. republicans are now unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, is meant to help million obtain insurance under obamacare. >> i don't think anyone would deny the fact on either side of the political aisle. the past 29 days have been a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner refused to say how many were able to get insurance t
with the bush administration and now the obama administration on the drone strike program. it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks. some argue out of a sense that the pakistanis have not done enough to crackdown on taliban and al qaeda activities in its border. there was a front page story in the "the washington post" outlining the detail not just how much access the pakistan government was tacitly giving to washington, but the pakistanis were getting top-level intelligence briefings about the targets and strategies used when launching the attacks. >> pakistani citizens don't like the attacks. it's not surprising you see an objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government because they have to basically find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person who terror iffed so many pakistanis, why the call for accountability. >> you have to remember nawaz sharif who used to be the prime minister was re-elected as the prime minister. he's not been on the job for six months. it's essential for him staying in power to say to pakist
has been embarrassing for the obama administration at a time when it hardly needs more bad news. is it more than an embarrassment? should it raise alarms abroad and at home? at first glance this is a story that is less about ethics and more about power. the great power gap between the united states and other countries even rich european ones. the most illuminating response came from the former foreign minister of france. he said in a radio interview, let's be honest we eavesdrop too. everyone is listening to everyone else. he went on to add we don't have the same means as the united states which makes us jealous. america spends tens of billions of dollars on intelligence collection. it's hard to get data to make good comparisons but it is safe to assume that washington's intelligence budget dwarfs that of other countries just as it does with defense spending. it is particularly strange that this rift should develop between the united states and its closest allies in europe. it was predictable and in fact in a sense predicted. in 2002, the british diplomat robert cooper wrote an
of the obama administration's handling of the region, the last measure of american foreign policy should be how it is received by the house. if there were a price for most irresponsible foreign policy, it would be surely be awarded to saudi arabia. it is the nation most responsible for the rise of islamic radicalism and militancy across the world. over the past four decades, the kingdoms immense oil wealth has been used to underwrite the export of an extreme intolerant and violent version of islam. go anywhere in the world from germany to indonesia and you will find islamic centers flush with saudi money spouting intolerance and hate. a top treasury official said -- >> if i could snap my fingers and cut off funding from one country, it would be saudi arabia. >> hillary clinton confirmed that saudi arabia remained a critical financial base for terrorism. she also said that there was only limited action to stop flow of funds from taliban and other such terrorists groups. saudi arabia was one of three countries in the world to recognize and support the taliban-led government in afghanistan until t
on the table tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off to an unauspicious start. report obtained by cnn now shows the obama administration was warned that healthcare.gov was not ready to go live. it looks like one of the president's mantras if you like your health plan you can keep it may not be true for some 15 million americans. does the white house have a message problem or a lot more? joining me on the panele panel, start with chief national correspondent john king who is in washington. john, it is remarkable. this president time and time again said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. it will not change. it will not go away. now it seems like that is techn
, usual spokesperson for the obama administration is mr. ignatius. he writes this morning in "the washington post," "the centerpiece of u.s. saudi friction is the administration's more restrained approach in syria. obama has decided to limit the u.s. commitment there to dismantling chemical weapons in a joint effort with russia, providing humanitarian relief for refugees who may experience massive suffering and loss of life this winter, and cattlizing a political process to replace president bashir assad. what president obama is not willing to do is topple assad militarily. we are not seeking to end a civil war. while the united states will continue to provide overt and covert aid to rebels, the goal is to strike negotiations at a peace conference in geneva, not military victory." then he goes on to say, "let's be honest, this is basically a formula for stalemate in syria with continued carnage in al qaeda growth there." did mr. ignatius adequately, correctly describe the obama administration's strategy? >> senator, we do not think there is a military solution to the conflict in s
on the ground. spokesperson for the obama administration is mr. ignatius. he writes this morning in the " with the post, more restrained approach in syria, obama has decided to limit the u.s. effort there to chemical weapons and providing for refugees who may experience massive suffering and loss of life this winter, and catalyzing a political process to replace president bashar al-assad. what obama is not prepared to do is topple assad militarily. united states will continue to provide covert aid to the rebels, the goal is to strengthen their negotiations and an eventual peace conference , not military victory. then he goes on to say, but let's be honest, this is basically a formula for stalemate in syria with a growthed carnage and not there. did mr. ignatius adequately describe the obama administration's strategy? thinkator, we do not there is a military solution to the conflict in syria. if basharbelieve that al-assad has the military vantage on the ground that there is a solution? >> i don't think bashar al-assad can win militarily either. believe he has the advantage on th
, that is scheduled to meet with the state department and other members of the barack obama administration during the visit to the u.s. >> president obama's new fbi director was sworn in. james b. comey was installed as the new leader, replacing robert mueller. president obama praised james b. comey for his hard work. he was a deputy attorney-general during george w. bush's administration, serving under john ashcroft. >> the federal bureau of investigation's intel risy is a gift, given to every employee by those that went before. it must be protected and earned every say. we protect that gift by making mistakes and admitting them, by making promises and keeping them, and by realising that nothing, no case, no source, no fear of embarrassment is worth jeopardising the gift of integrity. >> during his ten u in the attorney-general's office james b. comey blocked senior bush administration officials from getting a controversial wire tapping program reauthorised. james b. comey is the 7th director of the federal bureau of investigation. >> the u.n.'s special envoy to syria is in damascus on his lates
morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the issues as we said continue today as the obama administration is scrambling to get this whole thing fixed. but top republicans say they think this may just be the beginning into the website was supposed to be the easy part of this. so i see actually this is just the tip of the iceberg or problems with bigger problems to come but the democrats i think are at a point of high anxiety. bill: that was senator barrasso from yesterday. sebelius is on the hot seat this week testifying on what has been an unmitigated disaster. jonah goldberg, leads our coverage, editor-at-large, "national review." good morning you to. you've been studying this over the weekend. another crash overnight. what happened this time? >> this is one of the contractors, the data services hub which provides information to the insurers and to other government agencies, it went dark and sent everything into a sail spin. they say they will try to fix it as quickly as possible. bill: republicans are talking all weekend. they believe this is the just the tip of the iceberg. if that is
report." so, this week marked a turning point for obama care and the obama administration. it all started with a blockbuster nbc news report proving that the obama team knew that millions of americans would lose their health plans. take a look. >> four sources deeply involved in the crafting of the affordable care act tell nbc news that most of the 14 million americans who buy their own health insurance will have their policies canceled. the white house has known this would happen for at least three years. >> if you're one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> people have got to know whether or not their president's a crook. well, i'm not a crook. >> you keep your own insurance. you keep your own doctor. >> tonight more of our reporting on the millions of americans finding out their plans will have to change. >> breaking overnight. they were warned. nbc news has obtained a new report showing the obama administration knew about problems with the health care website weeks before its launch. >> kathleen sebelius test
. right now on "first look," the obama administration new three years ago that millions that liked their health insurance actually cannot keep it. u.s. navy dialing back our surveillance. somber anniversary. one year ago today superstorm sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have you recovered and what's ahead? plus st. louis juggled both the world series and monday night football. britney spears is unknowingly help the
the u.s. are here today. yourm welcome to all of from all of us in the obama administration. let me be clear -- [laughter] [applause] summitbe clear -- this .s about you it is all about business. it is all about connecting investors with me the us. let me start -- with community ies. let me start with a story. when the selectusa program was just starting out, an austrian company that makes auto parts was considering investing more in the united states. so we went into action. the commerce department counsel the company on how to successfully establish a new .and in the united states the u.s. ambassador in austria met with the company's leadership. and we connected the company with these state-level leaders that they wanted to meet. year,esult, over the past the company has invested 62 million dollars in its new facility in cartersville, georgia. just two weeks ago, they started moving in. they are bringing in new equipment and gearing up for production. they plan to hire hundreds of next fiveer the years. we are hearing more success stories every day. at this very summit, i understa
candidate mitt romney talked about health care law and its implementation under the obama administration on "meet the press." he talked about how the federal law differs from the one he enacted in massachusetts when he was governor and the potential impact he thinks the problems could have on the rest of president obama's term. state should be able through the laboratory of democracy model to put in place the plan that works best for them and if they adopt the massachusetts plan, terrific. if they adopt a different plan, that's fine. recognize that massachusetts teaches some important lessons some states are not going to follow. one lesson is health insurance is more expensive in massachusetts than anywhere else in the country. montana is notng necessarily going to want to adopt. you will see as a result of obamacare premiums going up dramatically across the country and going back to the key thing the president is trying to get away from is he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact the president sol
record was in 1996. the raiders won 21-19. jonathan. >>> criticism of obama and his administration over the nsa spying allegations. just ahead. plus. >> i'm libby duff, the effects that sand mining is having on the environment and people's lives. >> and welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this sunday night. a critical part of the affordable care act went down tonight. unclear how long it will take to fix that problem. >>> the syrian government has met an ambitious deadline, coming three days early, a critical step to eventually destroy syria's arsenal. >>> rock leader lou reed passed away at the age of 71. his agent said his death was related to a recent liver transplant. >>> nsa's strained transatlantic ties. a german magazine claims that the u.s. was tapping angela merkel's cell phone for more than a decade. >> when president obama spoke at brandenburg gate this summer, the u.s. was already facing tough questions about its sphainsurveillance programs. >> our current programs are bound by the rule of law and they're focused on threats to our security not the co
secretary. bill, you just heard joe johns reporting that the obama administration knew in accept that the webb wasn't ready to go live. people seeing what really happened and the scale of the problems thus far, ask fairly, how could they have ignored that? >> i don't think anyone is ignoring any of the problems happening. but what is happening is thousands upon thousands of people are successfully going online and able to sign up for health care which they may have not had before or had access to before. there are obvious bank robberies the sgebt the way it was rolled out. at the end of the day the long term effects will have such a vast positive impact on the lives of so many americans that these short term health website problems are just that. short term website problems that can be fixed. >>> and look. you may be absolutely right about that. history could prove you 1,000% right but there has to be some frustration that warnings were given and nothing was done. >> no doubt there's frustration that this is not all going perfectly. no big program rolls out. no big product rolls
. top obama administration officials have in the past praised israel's intelligence capabilities and express gratitude for receiving access to it. new york times report comes on the heels of our age in europe over the revelation that the us listen in on european leaders including capping german chancellor angela merkel cell phone last week us secretary of state john kerry remarked on the affair acknowledging for the first time that the nsa surveillance may have been over the top iraqi prime minister to oriole the tea has met with u s president barack obama at the white house requests more support in the fight against al qaeda as bloodshed in iraq brought on by insurgents continues by calling the u s troop withdrawal and twenty lead after the two ever meeting obama made no commitment on military equipment or on other assistants which belief he is seeking. meanwhile some two hundred demonstrators gathered outside the white house in opposition to alma leaky over the ledge a depth of fifty two people and the disappearance of seven from an iranian dissident camp north of baghdad the
with the obama administration. in 2012 he served as the white house chief of staff. for the past eight months, our nation has been very fortunate. from me personally when i first took this job as secretary of commerce check made me feel like such an injured toe part of the team, welcoming me with open arms with his powerful, humility, and gravitas. i will forever be grateful to him for that generosity. dedicated even-keeled, with smart, integrity. these are just a few of the many words used to describe jack. another word i am proud to call him his friend. ladies and gentlemen, to help us get started on the right foot with an overview of the united states economic performance and the importance of investing here, please welcome united states treasury secretary jack lew. [applause] >> thank you for that very kind introduction. it is great to be here with you this morning. i want to thank the commerce department for hosting the first select u.s.a. summit. i am here today with a simple message. we do not take investment in the united states for granted. we know it is important for jobs, our busin
and that contrasted with the obama administration's reports of more than 6 million unique -- that's a big -- >> i understand why they don't want to give out the numbers. >> the health and human services department has said it won't release enrollment figures until mid november. >> they're probably better off that way. >> that's what sebelius said. >> mid november, i'd do -- >> jan 1? >> yeah. mid 2015 and see what happens. >>> we have other news, president obama has reportly ordered the nsa to stop eavesdropping on joe kernen. no, stop eaves dropping on the headquarters of the imf and world bank. the order is said to be the latest move, of course, by the white house to demonstrate its willingness to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of weeks by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> a number of comments about janet yellen starting to come from the senate. richard shelby says he would oppose efforts to block her nomination with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerge. his comments come after senator rand paul said he instead to withhold her nomination. and senator lindsa
. there is another big government program clunker for the obama administration. you remember cash for clunkers? three it was supposed to lower carbon emissions, create jobs, then that is according to a report from the liberal leaning institution brookings. with more on this, president of citizens against government waste. welcome back to the show. you know, this report is funny, but it is coming from brookings. it is highly critical of this program. so many goals and really failed. what did you make of it? >> of brookings says it is bad, it has to be worse than anyone thinks. they hardly ever criticize a thing of the government does. almost one half million jobs created per job created under cash for clunkers. hundreds of thousands. they said don't ever do this again which is about as negative as you can say about any program in the federal government. gerri: what that showed what, which was so great. it is astonishing. is the reason we are interested in this story tonight, the fellow who has started to my task to buy that president was fixing obamacare, the website. someone who has been a key ally.
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance canada. others want the same rules. >> senior correspondent
.s. under the obama administration, is backing off a lot of the burden sharing, a lot of the heavy lifting that traditionally the u.s. has done in support of its allies over the past. >> because of the fallout, bought of the anger amongst the world leaders, julian, do you think someone's head should roll over this? >> well, we're going to see what the administration does. i think two things to remember. president obama himself raised a lot of the expectations about the differences with how he would conduct national security operations and those resonated both here and around the world. so it might be that in the end, he tries to blame someone. he himself now by -- with this report coming out that he ordered this to stop, it's something of an admission this shouldn't be business as usual. and the second thing is, this is a surveillance that's very different than people were used to in previous years because of e-mail and internet spying. so i think the president is going to do something. and i do think he's feeling that the political fallout is significant. >> christiane and julian, my than
of the affordable care act. >> so the obama administration taking the line that the insurers are making the decision to offer new plans, not to continue to offer grandfathered plans to the insurers, they will tell you the industry association, ahip, says they're offering plans now that comply with aca. so those are the new plans they need to offer now. carl? >> still no -- still no empirical numbers from her, bertha, on enrollment data. >> no, she was very much pressing -- camp was very much pressing that at the beginning, you're getting the numbers of people who are enrolled. can you give us anything about the demographics of the numbers? how many are young? how many of the 700,000 that you claim at this point have gotten through the application process are actually medicaid enrollment, not actually people who are buying plans? and she said that that information will not be available until mid-november. >> bertha, in the meantime, we know the deadline the obama administration has now said is apparently the end of november to get the site up and working. what are the practical implications, if any,
for the obama administration is mr. ignatius. he writes this morning in the "washington post," with the more restrained approach in syria, obama has decided to limit the u.s. effort there to chemical weapons and providing for refugees who may experience massive suffering and loss of life this winter, and catalyzing a political process to replace president bashar al-assad. what obama is not prepared to do is topple assad militarily. while the united states will continue to provide covert aid to the rebels, the goal is to strengthen their negotiations and an eventual peace conference in geneva, not military victory. then he goes on to say, but let's be honest, this is basically a formula for stalemate in syria with a continued carnage and not growth there. did mr. ignatius adequately describe the obama administration's strategy? >> senator, we do not think there is a military solution to the conflict in syria. >> do you believe that if bashar al-assad has the military vantage on the ground that there is a solution? >> i don't think bashar al-assad can win militarily either. >> do you believe h
administration can use obama care at some point to become a public -- a positive public relations exercise? >> well, it just depends. they really need to get a lot of people in. if you start getting people in who can find insurance and they feel good about the affordability of it, certainly then that becomes a testament, but at the moment they really have really big hurdles to overcome with this main way for people to sign up in some 36 states. just yesterday on the sunday shows obama administration was kind of, you know, talking down some expectations on enrollment numbers. one of the white house advisors yesterday saying i can promise you the numbers are going to be low when they finally do start reporting them later this month. >> bertha, thank you very much for the update there. >>> here are your headlines today. the end game for sac capital's saga. they learn the hedge fund could sign a deal today. >>> hsbc predisabilities growth in asia as they predict a 30% rise in pretax profit. >>> and what next for blackberry. reports suggest a fairfax financial takeover bid is lacking juice. >>>
, people want. that exceeds or equal to competition out there. >> obama administration announced it's granting a six-week extension for americans to sign up for health insurance and avoid paying penalties. the deadline is now march 31. this is the wake of technical problem wtz health care.gov web site you've heard b yesterday a data center went down, stopping online enrollment. officials to face tough questions on capitol hill this week. web site has undergone a make over. the image of a woman known as obama care girl has been replaced by a graphic. president obama's social media operation fell victim to hackers. links april yeerg on the twitter feed and facebook page redirected users to a graphic video reportedly produced by syrian electric >> well, doctor convicted in the death of michael jackson is out of jail. >> if you weren't so ignorant, you would know he was not convicted of murder. >> the exchange overshadowed an uneventful release from jaichl he slipped out of the back door, out of sight of reporters. he served two years of a four year sentence fog causing the death by pro
administration has previously said. david shuster is here to do that for us. >> tony, president obama has repeatedly said that for those who like their healthcare insurance they'll be able to keep it, but the reality for many that is not true. insurance companies have had to make adjustments to comply with the healthcare law. and state after state they're being forced to change their plans. insurance companies must meet basic minimum standards called essential health benefits. there are ten of these benefits that must be covered, doctor visits, emergency care, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care. many are receiving cancellation letters if their policies lack some of these standard. the people most affected by the cancellation are those who buy insurance by themselves such as freelancers and independent contractors, 14 million americans, nearly everybody else gets their insurance through their employer or medicare and already has a plan that meets the standard. >> you got one of these notes in the mail from your insurancer who says you have to change area plan. is there a cost invo
. >> the site is not working 08 is supposed to. >> the obama administration is conceding that some people will have to pay more double-digit increases. john: this halloween politicians give us something we should be scared of, obamacare. >> that product is working. it is really good. john: that is our show tonight. ♪
. a usual spokesperson for the obama administration is mr. ignatius. he writes this morning in the "washington post," with the more restrained approach in syria, obama has decided to limit the u.s. effort there to chemical weapons and providing for refugees who may experience massive suffering and loss of life this winter, and catalyzing a political process to replace president bashar al-assad. what obama is not prepared to do is topple assad militarily. while the united states will continue to provide covert aid to the rebels, the goal is to strengthen their negotiations and an eventual peace conference in geneva, not military victory. then he goes on to say, but let's be honest, this is basically a formula for stalemate in syria with a continued carnage and not growth there. did mr. ignatius adequately describe the obama administration's strategy? >> senator, we do not think there is a military solution to the conflict in syria. >> do you believe that if bashar al-assad has the military vantage on the ground that there is a solution? >> i don't think bashar al-assad can w
the obama administration to find out exactly what happened before, during and after. >> graham says despite several capitol pill hearings on the attack there are still too many unanswered questions. >> it is getting harder for americans to sin up for obama care. the web site going off-line this time for an extended nans period every night as programmers try to fix the bug filled marketplace this as the president is frantically trying to shift the chaos. >> kelly wright has the latest on all of this. >> good morning kelly. >> organizers had an obama care summit. he will be attending the ef of vent and speaking. ofa is putting a positive push on the issue saying there is a way to hear about the excitement of the obama care and the importa importance of the six months period when so many will sign up. more than excitement there has been confusion. a perfect storm of troubles continue to plague obama care its web site being worked on p by some of the best minds of technology shutting down saturday night and sunday night for expended repairs that will condition. >> i think they have to first of
. >> and they say that by january of next year, there will have been 2 million people deported under the obama administration. rachel, that's the entire population of namibia taken out in five years. and some studies say that as many as 25% of those people deported had u.s.-born children. so, these are families that are being affected. and it's not a sumantical discussion we're having in some university about the pros and cons of, you know, immigration reform as an idea and as a concept. it makes such good financial economic sense, it would help in the deficit, it would help in getting the economy even going a lot faster than it has been going. it would also for conservatives that are worried about amnesty and people paying their dues, it would at least let the united states know who the people are that are here, which are the real bad ones and get them out. and then the ones that have been here, many of whom have children, could continue to contribute much more to this economy now that they could at least come out from under the shadows and not fear deportation. so many reasons. that's why mo
the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white house has to answer to no one. >> the president should stop apologizing. the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives in the united states and france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: the nsa ended the eavesdropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. >> and more damaging could be coming. greenwald who first reported that snowden had the documents says that the newspaper will publish new revelations this week. >>> more problems for healthcare.gov this weekend. enrollment went down completely yesterday. the problems have angered many in congress. senator is calling for a one- year delay of the mandate that requires all americans have health insurance by march 31st of next year o
keep rolling at the world and at the obama administration. i'm surprised there has not been more push back. it triggered a response by major nations. france, germ knowy and britain which has been our partner in a lot of surveillances saying it will work can europeans. we will come out with new rules that the nsa will have to live with. they will be more limited and the question will have to sort out that does that put the country at greater risk of the attack and does it take away any weapons important in defending the united states and allies as we go to greater protections of civil liberties. >> does anyone believe they would tap the phone of one of america's important allies. the cell phone of a world leader like angela merkel? does anybody believe the president would be kept in the dark? >> i believe there is such mass as david was saying. >> no, no. it's one thing if you -- >> i do not think the president was tapping. >> you don't think the president knew that angela merkel's cell phone -- >> i don't believe it. >> which is worse? >> that's terrible, yeah. >> if the president doe
: good morning. there is ato me that purge going on in the obama administration with our military. retiring orlly forced out 197 or 200 high- ranking officers, field hasanders, admirals, and he given -- the obama administration has given a litmus test to terry personnel as to -- to military personnel as to whether they would turn on their weapons to u.s. citizens. this is a scary thing. i read a report in three different sources. i would like to ask the congressman if he knows anything about this. would he comment on this and what is going on with this administration the echo it appears -- the administration the auto it appears -- the administration? we don't know what is going on with any of the incidents like benghazi, the fast and furious, irs. i would like representative conaway to comment on this, please. guest: i appreciate that. we are having a shrinkage in the united states military because of sequestration and cuts that this administration has done over the last five years with respect to military spending. of -- youink the size cannot maintain the same top to bottom. the
, field commanders, admirals, and he has given a, the obama administration has given a litmus test to military personnel as to if they will turn their weapons on the u.s. citizens. this is kind of a scary thing. i read it a report in the three different sources. i would like to ask the congressman if he knows anything about this. would he comment on this and what is going on with this administration? it appears heen has made the u.. citizens the enemy. he has a problem telling the truth. that is very obvious. we don't know what's going on with any of the incidents like benghazi, "fast & furious," the irs. it's, i would like for the, the guest here, representative conaway to comment on this please. >> host: okay, richard. >> guest: richard, appreciate that. we're having a shrinkage in the united states military because of sequestration and cuts this administration has done over the last five years with respect to military spending. as you shrink the size of the force you're going to have some natural shrinkage at top as well, you can't maintain the same type and shrink the bottom. h
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